3 Ways Your Outlook on Life Can Affect Your Health
We love to cultivate and inspire a healthy lifestyle in our readers. Several recent studies prove that our efforts are worth it! Science shows that a positive mind/body connection is an incredibly effective way to improve your physical health. Many of us are prone to perfectionism, sweat the small stuff, and let relatively insignificant details drum up our anxiety. That is why it's crucial that you get to know your stressors and make positive life choices in order to optimize your health. We've selected three fascinating scientific findings about how your perspective on life affects your body. Read on for the details!
Researchers have found that those who have a sunny disposition (i.e., a positive emotional outlook) are three times less likely to get a cold than those with low levels of positive emotions.
With dairy under the microscope these days, we’re looking for alternative sources of nutrition for healthy bones. And lucky for us, a recent study conducted in Finland shows that life satisfaction greatly impacts the strength and health of your bones. Women who cited the highest levels of satisfaction had a 52% difference in bone density from those who cited the lowest levels of satisfaction.
Studies show that “cultivating optimism and hopefulness is linked to decreased risk of heart attack and stroke.” Optimism also proved to be a major life extender (15 years on average) for patients who had already undergone heart attacks.
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